Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
of service was ending today, all of the balls began at california's golden state ball. talk quickly turned to the president's tough new gun- control proposal. hours before president obama's official swearing in, california's political heavyweights rubbed elbows in washington, d.c. and talk turned to sweeping new gun- control proposals the president has outlined. >> the american people want gun violence prevention to take place. the president says he will give it his all to make that happen. i don't know what further motivation we could have than what happened in newtown. >> reporter: a recent poll shows that in the aftermath of newtown, more than half of americans support new gun control. we found oakland mayor jean quan here. vice president joe biden urged mayors to act now on gun control. >> oakland and california have these very strong gun-control laws, but i still have teenagers with ak-47's on the streets of oakland, because they can come in by mail. so we really have to have a national law that requires at least id checks and criminal backgr
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
about business. >> let's talk about obama care. it's to cover all health care employees. you have compared that to fascism. why? >> i thank was a bad choice of words on my part. i regret that. >> do you really? >> yes. >> first socialism, then fascism. what is it now? >> it has a socialism like a dictate orship. know e we no longer have free enterprise capitalism in health care. it's not a system any longer where people are able to innovate not based on voluntary exchange. the government is directing it. we need a new word for it. >> i'm less concerned about the word but why are you so opposed. why did you use a word like that? >> i'm a businessman, a capitalist. i believe in the free market. i believe in letting people voluntarily exchange with each other for gain. >> here's an interests quote from a new yorker profile of you. the man who has done as much as anyone to bring the natural food movement into the mainstream is also a vocal libertarian, orthodox free market and an add miezier or milton and reagan. that expresses your political philosophy? >> i a
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
from the bay area contingent headed to president obama's inauguration. >>> the key business issues local leaders plan to address. >> i'm tracking the weather. we have more cool weather to talk about. we have warmups and big waves headed our way. i'll let you know when they get here. >>> we're just days away from the swearing in of president obama as he begins his second term. thousands will attend the celebration. as ken pritchett reports, local dignitaries will be there as well. >> reporter: as the preparations are underway in washington for the inauguration and swearing in of president obama, there are leaders in the east bay preparing to be there. >> i'm looking forward to being a part of that. >> reporter: bill clarkson will join four other trivalley mayors at the inauguration. >> i think it's going to be a different experience. but it's still part of history. >> reporter: he remembers a sea of people, more than a million by several estimates. >> i believe it's an opportunity where people do get together and have a common bond regardless of where you're coming from politically.
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
president obama be blamed? one of the most accomplished washington insiders is speaking out about mr. obama. we sit down with the former secretary of labor robert reich. he also talks about dating hillary clinton. he's a colorful man. tonight the interview with uc berkeley professor robert reich. though he stands just 4'10" robert reich is a giant. from the beltway to berkeley. >> my first whiff of berkeley was this mixture of eucalyptus/marijuana/tear gas. i thought, i've arrived. >> arrived in 1968 as a grad student and, since then, reich has not just seen the world but has helped shape it. >> trickle-down economics is bunk. it always was. >> the left leaning reich has worked for several presidents. his relationship with mr. clinton is dynamic thanks in part to mrs. clinton. >> i knew bill clinton when he was 22. both of us were rhodes scholars together. we were assigned to the same college at oxford, became good friends. and even before that, when i was an undergraduate, i knew hillary. she was an undergraduate. >> did you go out on a date with hillary clinton? is that the buzz? >> i thi
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
memorial. that dream, of course, talked about the day when america, they would reach a sense of equality and of course the election of president obama, the nation's first african american president that has to be seen as the ultimate political expression of that equality. reporting live in washington, i'm randall pinkston -- pinkston, back to you. >> how will it differ from four years ago? >> reporter: well first of all it will be a ceremonial inauguration, not the official inauguration as we have mentioned earlier on the actual date of the inauguration. it has to be on january 20. that's a sunday. the public wants to witness it themselves. it will be a second ceremonial inauguration on monday that people, they will be able to attend. >> all right, live for us in washington, enjoy the festivities, randall. >>> around here a lot warmer than what he is experiencing there in d.c. and sunny skies this weekend. >> yeah, i was there for the inauguration four years ago. >> you were in >> it was freezing. i thought it was sunny, but freezing. >
Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
is not takenning any chances. >> they can't afford to do that. we look forward it talking to you in the next hour. coming up on a special edition of "this week" david ploufe looks ahead to president obama's second term and. co-chair eva longoria previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7 news.com starting at 6:30. >>> the excitement here in the bay area has to do with the 49ers game. abc7 news sports anchor mike shumann is in atlanta for today's big game and he caught up with some fans ready to see the niners take on the falcons. >> he's playing out of his mind. first you feel bad for alec a little bit, but he's a game breaker. it's making us win so let's go for it. >> are you nervous he's going to have that one game, the let down in could that be the experience. >> not really. >> kaepernick is going to run all over. that's not even a question.
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
in the next term of president obama. reporting from washington d.c., i am tori campbell, ktvu. >>> can you briefly touch on the energy out there compared to four years ago? >> well, i wasn't here four years ago and i was talking to people that were. they said still a lot of buzz and he can sitement. that is pretty typical for a second term. it is still expected to be 600, 800,000 people here. a fourth or third of four years ago. >> and it is better, the weather, than four years ago. so we are not complaining. >>> we will check back with you a little bit later on in "mornings on 2". >>> just about an hour ago, president obama and vice-president joe biden attended a wreath layinging at the cemetery -- a we will laying at the cemetery. >>> high surf advisory is in effect at bay area beaches. it will continue through this afternoon. swells between seven and 10 feet are expected. some will reach up to 0 feet. beach goers and fishermen are told to use caution. alex savidge is live at half moon bay with the extreme surfing set to start an hour from now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, that
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
reaction from bay area gun owners following president obama as federal gun-control proposals. >> taking a look at the current conditions outside we are still dealing with the upper 20s for santa rosa and fairfield. here is a warming up nicely. we will talk about the numbers more and we will tell you where they are headed. >> we are not tracking a new hot spot for palo alto. this is the bayshore freeway 1 01 southbound. there is an accident that is backing up the traffic coming up from highway 237. it is added to the slow traffic. we believe that at least one lane is blocked in the northbound direction. >> add 901 this morning. the contra costa help the district is investigating a possible noro-virus outbreak in at least two schools and lafayette. fewer students called in sick yesterday. but the concern still remains this morning. kron4 will tran and joins us live from the burden valley elementary school in lafayette. >> they called in sick and on average that 10 children were calling off. they were thinking whether or not this was a normal flu or just a more severe outbreak. they stated